Gary Utley

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How an MSP and the Principle of Least Privilege Make Your Business Safer

Principle of Least PrivilegeIs your organization trying to shore up its security? If so, you may want to learn about the "Principle of Least Privilege." 

As an organization grows, it adds employees. It develops a more complex infrastructure. It encounters new security challenges. The Principle of Least Privilege is one of the most critical security concepts today — and it's one that should be thoroughly understood and integrated into a company's best practices.

9 Azure Features You're (Probably) Not Using to their Full Potential

azure features, azure data tool, azure managed service programAre you using the full power of Azure? There are so many Azure features available that it can be difficult to keep up with. Many aren't using Azure to its fullest extent, or don't know about features that could make their life much easier.

Why Your Business Should Move to Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions

azure cloud solutions, what is azure cloud, azure managed cloud servicesIf your business isn't already considering Microsoft's Azure cloud solutions, it should be. Azure's cloud solutions are extremely robust, offering a reduced cost of infrastructure, scalable platform, and secure data centers. If your organization uses Microsoft technology — from operating systems to Office 365 — a switch to Microsoft Azure can help.

10 Azure Best Practices Your Organization Should Implement This Year

azure best practices, azure benefits, Azure expert MSP ProgramScalable and robust, Microsoft Azure has a lot to offer any organization. But because Azure is so complex and in-depth, there are a lot of things that are easy to miss. If your organization isn't digging deep into improving its Microsoft Azure use, there may be some best practices that aren't being followed. Here's a list of some of the most popular Microsoft Azure best practices, and an explanation of what makes them so important.

How Azure Managed Services Can Deliver a Near Zero-Downtime Azure Migration Strategy

azure managed services, azure migration strategy What's holding back your Azure deployment? For most companies, it's clear that Azure makes sense — but it's understandable that a business would also hesitate before getting into a complex, time-consuming migration. A managed service provider can make the process of transitioning to and managing your Azure deployment easier and more reliable. 

Why You Shouldn't Panic about Azure Migration

azure migration, how to migrate to azure, azure expert MSPDon't panic! Azure migration may sound complicated — and honestly, it is — but it's also often necessary. If you want your business to be competitive, you need to use the newest technology. But everyone's heard about migration disasters: lost data, downtime, and frustrated employees. When faced with a huge migration like Azure, why shouldn't you panic?

8 Tips for Effective Azure Architecture

azure architecture, azure data management, azure managed services When you're planning out your Azure deployment, one of your first considerations will be the architecture you're using. The more thought you put into your architecture today, the more scalable it will be tomorrow. But Azure architecture can be a little confusing, and there are a lot of moving parts.

"What Is Microsoft Teams Good For?" Why You're Not Using Teams as Much as You Should

What Is Microsoft TeamsMS Teams is an extremely robust and capable platform. But if you're not using it as much as you should be, you may not be seeing the benefits. Like any consolidation-based, collaboration-based system, MS Teams is only as effective as you make it. Here's what you need to know.

How to Use Yammer and Microsoft Teams

How to Use Yammer and Microsoft TeamsYammer is a social networking service. Microsoft Teams is a collaborative system. These two very different utilities can work well in tandem together, but you need to work to integrate them. By using Yammer with MS Teams, you can create complete communication protocols for your business, and you can work towards improving the collaboration within your business.

Microsoft Teams Channels Best Practices: Keeping Your Teams Simple

Microsoft Teams Channels Best PracticesHas your MS Teams platform been flooded with unnecessary channels? As with most things in business, it's important to keep your Teams simple. Channels are the lifeblood of the MS Teams platform. If you overuse your channels, everything will become too complicated, and your organization will become self-defeating. By making everything simple and intuitive, you'll be able to better track your information.